Not only does Verizon’s Q9m offer some great hardware changes over the Motorola Q9h, but Verizon has also added some very welcome software enhancements. The most noticable is the media player home screen.
The default home screen is a very nicely designed media player. You can access you’re whole MP3 library to play music, watch videos, and look at pictures. Of course there’s also track controls, and volume controls.
Of special interest is the ability to switch to a more standard Home screen by holding down a special hardware button on the bottom right row of the keyboard. This will bring you to a more business-oriented home screen with hard-coded shortcuts to applications (they don’t change based on what you used recently), appointments, and email access.
Then there’s the V Cast application. The Motorola Q9m is the first Windows Mobile Smartphone to include support for Verizon’s V Cast. You can browse through the V Cast music store and purchase songs to download directly to your phone. Of course, you can also preview the songs by streaming them through Verizon’s high speed network.